Dear friends

I am writing a day earlier than usual this week because tomorrow is VE Day and so our normal pattern changes slightly.

Friday

Morning Prayer takes place at 8:00am as usual and you can join via ourLivestream page on the website.  There will be no Puddleducks nor Friday45.  You might enjoy the special VE Day service from Winchester Cathedral which is available all day on their website.

Sunday

We shall be marking the 75th anniversary of VE Day in our Morning Worshipat 10:30am.  Keith Alsop will be sharing some memories of VE Day itself when he was 25 and will also be leading our prayers.  Do join us if you can to look at the next section of Luke’s gospel, verses 4-21 of chapter 8.  (Incidentally, we are conscious that the service was rather longer than usual last Sunday; this was unintentional and we shall keep a closer eye on the time this week.)

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The good news is that Zoom is becoming more secure.  The bad news is that there is an update involved!  If you’re using a phone or a tablet, this will probably happen without you noticing – in fact, it’s probably happened already.  If you’re using a laptop or a PC, you will at some point be prompted to install the update.  If you would prefer to do it at a time that suits you, it’s quite straight forward:

  • go to zoom.us/download
  • find the heading ‘Zoom Client for Meetings’
  • click the blue ‘Download’ button and follow the instructions.

Occasionally during a service people find that everyone has disappeared from their screens even though they can still hear them.  This is less likely to happen if you go full screen as soon as you enter the service: simply point at the top right corner of the Zoom window and click on ‘Enter full screen’.  If you do lose everyone, just look for the Zoom logo (pictured above) at the bottom of your screen and click on it.

Tim (who has found an excellent barber close to home) and Jamie (who is trying the designer-stubble-free look) join me in sending love in the Lord Jesus.

John